Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Not Just a Black Thing

MC Serch

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White rappers often bear a different responsibility with the lyrics of their music. What "flavor" do non-blacks add to the hip-hop landscape? Legendary rapper MC Serch shares his viewpoints. He's joined by a hip-hop critic and an author.

"Hip-Hop: Under Fire," a three-part series, takes a closer look at one of the most popular music genres in the world. In the aftermath of the Don Imus controversy, the public's focus has shifted to offensive lyrics in hip-hop and its impact. On Tell Me More, listen to conversations with industry insiders and some of the largest consumers — to ask the question, is it time for the music to change?



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